Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Heritage Project

Denver, CO

Video featuring the prefabrication process

U.S. Engineering was a key partner in the successful completion of this project, and the company was featured in Mortenson Construction’s video (also see the infographic at the end of this page):


Exempla Healthcare


Mortenson Construction

Square Feet

865,500 total | 21,000  CUP | 306,900 parking garage

The new replacement hospital is 827,300 sf and features a remote 21,000-sf central plant, a new 306,900-sf parking garage/retail space, and a 38,200-sf remodel of the Russell Pavilion (medical office building).

The eight-story hospital includes: 350 patient rooms; 24 ORs; multiple pharmacy and lab areas including a BSL-3 ready lab; multiple dietary areas, including a kitchen; labor and delivery rooms; various office and support spaces; and a two-story equipment room on the third level with 17 AHUs. There is also a roof-top helipad.

U.S. Engineering streamlined construction of this design-assist project by leading the multi-trade prefabrication of more than 260 corridor racks.


  • preconstruction, BIM coordination and prefabrication
  • (3) 1,000 ton chillers
  • (3) 3,000 gpm/ 262,820 cfm cooling towers on roof
  • (3) 700 horse power dual fuel boilers
  • (2) 25,000 – gallon underground fuel tanks
  • (17) air handling units
  • med gas
  • two-story central plant
  • prefabricated 427 patient room headwalls


Mortenson Construction - Prefab Case Study [Infographic]

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